Please support AB 17: student transit passes

Dear Governor Brown:

Please support Assembly Bill 17 (D-Holden) to create a new generation of transit users, help underserved students, reduce the number of cars on the road, decrease vehicle miles traveled, and thereby make real cuts in Greenhouse Gas Emissions.

AB 17 passed with bipartisan support in both the Assembly (76-3) and Senate (37-3) to provide reduced-cost transit passes to public college and university students, as well as middle school and high school students.

We must take every viable step we can to build ridership and maximize vehicle trip reduction and legitimate our large-scale investments in infrastructure, from high-speed rail to local transit systems. Therefore, it is important to encourage transit use amongst future generations if California is going shift away from single-occupancy vehicles, reduce traffic, fulfill our State's commitment to reducing carbon and achieve the agreed upon reductions in the Paris Climate Accord. Well-designed student pass programs have been shown to significantly increase student ridership and to significantly reduce the cost of an education—as well as GHG emissions and air pollution.

In addition, students face high barriers to access their education and if we can lower one of many by reducing the cost of transportation to and from their school, we can help reduce absenteeism and increase enrollment at schools across this State. This is particularly true in our public community college system where a recent study in Los Angeles found 1 in 5 students were homeless and in need of assistance for costs beyond tuition.

We are counting on your support to sign AB 17 and provide a transit pass program for California’s hard-working students and as a tool for fighting climate change.

Sincerely,

 

Who's signing

Diana Moreno
Kylie Murdock
Steve Austin
Jessica Yang
Melisa Lasell
Fares Alharazy
Salwa Meghjee
Madison Mendez
Brenda Marquez
Victoria Berdin
Romario Conrado
Joey Kratz
Keli Gaffney
Carmel Gutherz
Marisela Norwood
cameron Cisco
David Quintero
Angel Guevara
Stephanie Guevara
Ricardo Black
Leonardo Santiago
Sadia Khan
Laarni P
Ali Asghar
Erin Nguy
Robert Lang
434 signatures

Will you sign?

  • Diana Moreno
    signed 2017-07-20 13:39:54 -0700
  • Kylie Murdock
    signed 2017-07-20 13:33:08 -0700
  • Steve Austin
    signed 2017-07-20 12:52:47 -0700
  • Jessica Yang
    signed 2017-07-20 12:48:31 -0700
  • Melisa Lasell
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-07-20 12:21:46 -0700
    Sign the petition: California State Senators: Please vote YES on AB 17 to support student transit passes
  • Melisa Lasell
    signed 2017-07-20 12:21:30 -0700
  • Fares Alharazy
    signed 2017-07-20 12:15:57 -0700
  • Salwa Meghjee
    signed 2017-07-20 12:09:11 -0700
  • Madison Mendez
    signed 2017-07-20 12:04:21 -0700
  • Brenda Marquez
    signed 2017-07-20 12:01:43 -0700
  • Victoria Berdin
    signed 2017-07-20 11:54:39 -0700
  • Romario Conrado
    signed 2017-07-20 11:46:39 -0700
  • Joey Kratz
    signed 2017-07-20 11:37:51 -0700
  • Keli Gaffney
    signed 2017-07-20 11:10:51 -0700
  • Carmel Gutherz
    signed 2017-07-20 10:18:53 -0700
  • Marisela Norwood
    signed via 2017-07-20 00:06:49 -0700
  • Cameron Cisco
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-07-19 04:57:25 -0700
    Sign the petition: California State Senators: Please vote YES on AB 17 to support student transit passes
  • Cameron Cisco
    @CiscoCamer tweeted link to this page. 2017-07-19 04:57:21 -0700
    Sign the petition: California State Senators: Please vote YES on AB 17 to support student transit passes http://www.movela.org/ab17_petition?recruiter_id=4973583
  • cameron Cisco
    signed via 2017-07-19 04:56:53 -0700
  • David Quintero
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-07-19 04:39:32 -0700
    Sign the petition: California State Senators: Please vote YES on AB 17 to support student transit passes
  • David Quintero
    signed via 2017-07-19 04:38:28 -0700
  • Angel Guevara
    signed via 2017-07-19 00:59:13 -0700
  • Stephanie Guevara
    signed via 2017-07-18 20:59:45 -0700
  • Ricardo Black
    signed via 2017-07-18 19:53:10 -0700
  • Leonardo Santiago
    signed via 2017-07-18 13:09:36 -0700
  • Sadia Khan
    signed via 2017-07-18 08:45:43 -0700
  • Laarni P
    signed via 2017-07-18 07:28:38 -0700
  • Ali Asghar
    signed via 2017-07-17 22:56:46 -0700
  • Erin Nguy
    signed via 2017-07-17 22:05:58 -0700
  • Robert Lang
    signed via 2017-07-17 21:44:03 -0700

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